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Mobile Partner Development Technical Manager [CLOSED]
Head of Mobile and Business Development
Are you passionate about Wikipedia? Mobile? We want you to help us enable our partners to make Wikipedia available to every single person on the planet. The core purpose of this job is to drive and manage technical aspects of relationships that the Wikimedia Foundation has with mobile business partners to extend reach and create better user experiences. You will lead deployments, optimize implementations and integrations, drive new opportunities, and manage the overall technical aspects to build strong, successful, long-term partnerships.
Build and manage scalable partner programs to drive broad adoption of Wikipedia mobile
Participate in regular project meetings with various business partners taking the lead on technical issues
Work with business partners and Wikimedia's engineering team to assess and prioritize technical requirements
Own and maintain the projects lists, managing open issues and working cross-functionally with internal departments to determine remedies as necessary
Update documentation and workflows continuously
Ensure that all stakeholders are kept fully informed of project status and progress
BA/BS preferred in a technical field with a strong academic record
Excellent project management experience, with the ability to lead and handle multiple time-sensitive, cross-functional technical projects
Focused mobile product knowledge; understands and leads development of business processes, products and metrics
Capable of independently solving technical problems and able to communicate effectively to both technical and business audiences
Experience working on content partnerships with mobile operators and with key mobile platforms (Android, iOS, lower end platforms, SMS)
Previous work in supporting public facing web services; preferably through API's (Application programming interfaces) a plus
Ability to travel periodically and flex work schedule to accommodate relationship management with partners around the globe
The ideal candidate will be technology-centric; familiarity with high traffic websites running on open source software
Experience working in global markets.
Experience with wikis and participatory production environments is a plus.
Understanding of the free culture movement is a plus.
Experience working with volunteers a plus.
Able to operate effectively in multiple cultural and technical contexts.
Must be comfortable in a highly collaborative, consensus-oriented environment.
About the Wikimedia Foundation
The Wikimedia Foundation got its start in 2003 and is the non-profit organization that operates Wikipedia. Based in San Francisco, California, we currently employ over 150 staff and contractors globally. The Wikimedia Foundation is committed to creating a world in which every single human being can freely and easily share in the sum of all knowledge. Wikipedia and the other projects operated by the Wikimedia Foundation receive nearly 500 million unique visitors per month, making them the 5th most popular web property worldwide. Wikipedia is available in more than 280 languages, containing more than 44 million articles contributed by a global volunteer community of over 100,000 people. In an effort to continue our mission, we are hiring talented and creative individuals to join the team.